It seems like mille crepe cakes are the rage among Asian friends. I was recently told about it. Since I live in a cave and I don’t bake I had no idea what it was and had to google it.
It seems like there is a no local commercial supplier (that I know of. Again, what do I know, I live in a cave). Some people get theirs from LA. There are a couple of cottage food mille crepe cake maker around the South Bay. The cake is labor intensive to make so its quite expensive for its size. Its a French cake consisting of bunch of layers (20+) of paper thin crepes, each separated with a brush of French pastry. I was ‘encouraged’ to get one, but before I do that, I want to get some opinion on whether its worth it.
If you have tried it before-
do you like it?
where did you get it?
is it worth the price?
how do you compare these cakes to the ones made by great patisseries around the Bay Area?
Thanks- I’d be sure to check them out when I have the chance. This type of cake is expensive- like $80-$90 for 8-9 inches. So if they don’t stock it it may be because the price is higher than the rest of the baked goods these store usually carry.
It’s on the dessert menu at Teo. I like the effect of the layering but wasn’t too hot on the filling— it had an odd tingly/cooling feeling on my tongue, which I can only remember feeling before with Reddi Whip and the ice box cake at Lois the Pie Queen.
Q-Tea Monster in Newark sell some frozen and by the slice in house. It’s $10 per slice, if you eat it there, or $65 for a frozen 6 inch regular or green tea flavored cake, and those are good for 6 to 8 slices.